The Sunday Guardian

Recognise life’s opportunities

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | November 20, 2016, p. 12

Someone has rightly said, “A day you have lived fully was your day. All other days are simply dates on your calendar.” There are two ways of leading your life. One is to simply pass your time, and the other is to avail of your time. If you live just to pass time, you are simply wasting your life. 

Know the world and hereafter

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | November 13, 2016, p. 12

The responsibility of parents

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | November 06, 2016, p. 12

According to a hadith, which deals with parenting of children, the Prophet said: “There is no better and superior present that a father can give to his children than cultivation of good morals.” (Sunan at-Tirmidhi)

Be grateful for your youth

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 30, 2016, p. 12

There is a tradition of the Prophet that appears in several books of Hadith.

According to the tradition, the Prophet said that on the Day of Judgment every person will be questioned about some issues, one of these being how he or she spent his or her youth.

Youth is said to be the best part of a person’s life. That is why we will be questioned specially about it.

Complaints take you away from God

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 23, 2016, p. 12

The Prophet Muhammad began his mission in Makkah in 610 CE. Then, the time came when the chieftains of Makkah compelled him to leave the city. At that time, the Prophet said to his Companions:

 “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow other towns. It is called Yathrib and that is Madinah.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Panic is no answer to life’s trials

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 16, 2016, p. 12

The Prophet Muhammad once said: “Indeed greater reward comes with greater trial. And indeed, when God loves a people He subjects them to trials, so whoever is content, then for him is pleasure, and whoever is discontent, then for him is discontentment” (Sunan at-Tirmidhi).

Seeking the right alternatives

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 09, 2016, p. 12

Material pleasures are only a mirage

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | October 02, 2016, p. 12

On 12 November 1985, R.N. Pandey, a second lieutenant in the Indian Army, mistakenly boarded the Jammu Tawi Express, thinking it to be the Tikal Express. It was only as the train steamed out of the station that he realized he was on the wrong train. 

God has multiple attributes

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Sunday Guardian | September 25, 2016, p. 12

Towards the end of his commentary on the chapter of the Quran entitled “The Night Journey”, IbnKathir has related the following incident: “A person heard the Prophet supplicating God by His names Rahman (the Beneficent) and Rahim (the Merciful). ‘I thought that he called on only one God,’ the man commented. ‘Yet, here he is, calling on two.’”